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AR Blue Clean BC111HS Spec Review

The AR Blue Clean BC111HS is an electric pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 1600 PSI and flow of 1.7 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Description

The new AR Blue Clean BC111HS electric pressure washer is the most powerful and portable option available with 1600 psi and 1.7 GPM available for any outdoor cleaning job done right. (source: Annovi Reverberi (opens in a new tab))

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In summary, the AR Blue Clean BC111HS is a light duty pressure washer, which provides:

  • intense cleaning of hard, unpainted surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

Its power characteristics and design, its main features and all its additional features are presented ahead.

Power

Its axial (wobble plate) pump, which utilizes a 12.5 amp motor, may deliver a pressure of up to 1600 PSI (almost 27 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 1.7 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 2720 Cleaning Units.

Being an electric pressure washer, the AR Blue Clean BC111HS's motor can be easily started by a convenient ON/OFF switch. The unit is ready-to-use with peace of mind, thanks to the included 35 ft GFCI cord.

Design & Handling

With its portable design and approximate dimensions of D13 x W12 x H24 in, the AR Blue Clean BC111HS makes mobility one of its core strengths. The handle adds to the BC111HS convenience of transport.

With a weight of only 14.6 lbs, the unit is very easy to carry around. This is, in part, thanks to its plastic frame, which allows it to remain as lightweight as possible. Because the BC111HS is so lightweight, it doesn’t utilize wheels.

Main Features

The AR Blue Clean BC111HS comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, a nozzle tip and a detergent addition feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap addition: Detergent is added to the water at the exit, by attaching the included foam cannon to the end of the gun. The foam cannon features a dial to allow you to manually choose the detergent dilution ratio.
  • Pressure hose: Using a set of easy-to-use straps, the included 20 ft high-pressure hose can be easily stored on the unit when it is not running.
  • Spray gun and wand: The included classic ergonomic spray gun and its wand can be easily stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzle: the following nozzle is included.
 

15°
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitable
Siding, gutters, houseUse with caution
Fencing, deck, patioUse with caution
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with caution

Note: The shape of the nozzles above is for illustration purposes only and may differ.
Red cross: Not recommended. Green check: Suitable. Orange check: Use with caution.

Other Features

The specs of the AR Blue Clean BC111HS

The AR Blue Clean BC111HS

  • Total Stop System (TSS): This feature automatically shuts off the pressure washer when the trigger is not engaged, to prolong the pump's lifespan.
  • Onboard storage: Stay prepared for any job with AR Blue Clean BC111HS's handy storage area, which allows you to neatly store any nozzles and accessories which you may need for the job.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: Besides the usual owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and documentation to get you promptly started, the AR Blue Clean BC111HS comes with wand, power cord, nozzle cleaner, foam cannon (to add cleaning solutions to the water), pressure hose and spray gun.

The AR Blue Clean BC111HS's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the AR Blue Clean BC111HS compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The AR Blue Clean BC111HS, a device which can produce up to 1600 PSI, is on the lower end of the pressure spectrum, among the electric pressure washers in the $100-130 price range. As for the device with the most powerful water stream, in this price range, one of the top products is the WEN PW22 with 2100 PSI.
  • With a water flow of up to 1.7 GPM (gallons per minute), this washer belongs to the upper end of the above-mentioned price range, as it can deliver a high volume of water. If rinsing away debris most efficiently is your priority, one of the devices with the highest GPM in this price range is the Sun Joe SPX3000, which can reach up to 1.76 GPM.
  • As the BC111HS has a total of 2720 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), it finds itself in the average cleaning efficiency range for similarly priced electric units. If you consider the highest overall cleaning power as a really important factor, the Realm BY02-BCMT and its 3675 Cleaning Units has one of the highest cleaning efficiency of all the similarly priced units.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other electric washers between 2500 and 3000 Cleaning Units, the AR Blue Clean BC111HS is on the cheap side of the price range.

It can therefore be a really good buy if you're looking to acquire a budget pressure washer.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Inexpensive
  • Portable
  • Onboard storage
  • High GPM for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • Only 1 nozzle included
  • Low PSI for the price

Do you own the AR Blue Clean BC111HS and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

Features and Specifications

General
FuelElectric
HandlingPortable
WaterCold (122°F max.)
PSI (max/rated)1600/1160
GPM (max/rated)1.7/1.2
Cleaning Units2720
Motor12.5 amp, universal
PumpAxial (wobble plate)
Features
FramePlastic
Soap injectionVia foam cannon
Soap dilutionAdjustable
Nozzles15°
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose20 ft
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 13 x 12 x 24 in
Weight14.6 lbs
WheelsNo
Included accessoriesNozzle cleaner, wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, foam cannon, 35 ft GFCI power cord
SecurityTrigger lock
Warranty2 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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About Annovi Reverberi

Founded in Modena, Italy, in 1958, Annovi Reverberi (AR) has been a leader in the design and production of high-pressure water pumps and related equipment. Exports abroad began in 1962, and in 1981 AR started marketing to the US. With production and distribution spanning five continents, including a US headquarters in Minnesota, AR's Blue Clean division continues to provide quality products including pressure washers, vacuum cleaners, window washers, and ash cleaners. Combining Italian workmanship with technological innovation, their motto, "The Power of Experience", has been a driving force for the company for over 60 years.

Warranty Information

The AR Blue Clean BC111HS is covered under a warranty for up to 2 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of AR Blue Clean pressure washers, please consult Annovi Reverberi's warranty policies (opens in a new tab). Alternatively, you can also contact their Customer Support: 1-866-235-5112.

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